23. Truncus Arteriosus

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor3,4,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor5,6,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director7,8,9 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief10,11
  1. Mark B. Lewin MD Professor Chief Director1,2 and
  2. Jack C. Salerno MD Associate Professor Staff Physician1,2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch23

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

Lewin, M. B. and Salerno, J. C. (2009) Truncus Arteriosus, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 4

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 5

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 6

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 9

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 10

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 11

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Pediatric Cardiology and Echocardiography Laboratory, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309



  • truncus arteriosus;
  • ventricular septal defect (VSD);
  • coronary artery pattern in truncus arteriosus;
  • truncus arteriosus management and prompt surgical repair;
  • truncus arteriosus imaging;
  • transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) miniaturization;
  • cardiac catheterization images;
  • interval echocardiographic imaging and progressive pathology detection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Incidence

  • Etiology

  • Morphology and classification

  • Pathophysiology

  • Echocardiographic imaging

  • Ancillary imaging modalities

  • Follow-up

  • Acknowledgements

  • References